Dodgers Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Dodgers signed righty Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal, reports's Ken Gurnick.  Ortiz, 37 in March, spent 2009 with the Giants' Triple A club.  He posted a 3.05 ERA, 7.9 K/9, and 2.4 BB/9 in 129.6 innings.  Ortiz's career has also included stops with the Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies, and Orix Buffaloes.

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  1. dodgerblue333 5 years ago

    Wow! Ramon Ortiz, Alfredo Amezaga, Reed Johnson, and Jeff Weaver all in a days work. Man Coletti’s on a hotstreak…lol. Although I do like the Weaver signing the rest I could care less.

    • PujolsHollidayWestbrook 5 years ago

      No kidding! The dodgers would have a really intriguing team a decade ago…but still these are good, interesting depth moves, giving LAD a lot of flexibility.

  2. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Giants sign crappy Dodger reliever
    Dodgers sign crappy Giants reliever

    WTH?? Sabean did teach Colletti well!

    • ivdown 5 years ago

      The difference is (hopefully) that Ortiz (doesn’t matter which one, Russ nor Ramon should see the daylight of the MLB) won’t affect the big club, where Mota might. Maybe I’m just being hopeful though :(

  3. aj7380 5 years ago

    Have all the Dodgers’ signing this off-season being done on the cheap? yes, but anyone would be hard pressed to say that Colleti isn’t making the most out of what few dollars ownership has afforded him. All that is left to do is to look between the sofa cushions in the luxury suites to see if they can sign Wang.

  4. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    Dios Mios!

  5. vtadave 5 years ago

    Again, it’s a minor league signing. Who cares? Ortiz fared well in Triple-A last year and who knows, he could surprise this spring while competing with Weaver for the swingman role.

  6. ThinkBlue10 5 years ago

    isn’t that enough freaking minor league deals already ned?! i’m tired of these stupid little minor league deals. go get chien-ming wang already!

  7. This is not a problem it is for a minor league deal he would have to prove him self to make the opening day roaster he still might have something, nobody care about Weaver last year and he turn out to be a good long releiver, and it would not hurt to have another experiance world champ arm on the teams major or minor league team, he might come in handy if somebody goes down.

  8. How much do you think these minor league signinings will be worth by the trade deadline? Contenders are always hungry for cheap decent pitchers.

  9. Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

    Russ Ortiz; Ramon Ortiz…………………… Same difference?

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Only if you mean “low level skill.”

      • Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

        Throw in Rodrigo Lopez for good measure

        • Infield Fly 5 years ago

          Brett Tomko…the list is endless. The main thing though, is to pray they don’t land on your team!

          • Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

            Odalis Perez, Kip Wells……………. Still lingering?

          • Infield Fly 5 years ago

            “Languishing” might be an even better term. Yeah…still lurking around.

            BTW, Steve Trachsel didn’t retire, did he? He should…retroactive to the beginning of his career. Also add Daniel Cabrera (and they say Seth McClung has control issues??! Uf!…just brutal).

          • mattinglyfan 5 years ago

            Yep, still lingering, and of course teams are “interested” in Kris Benson.

          • Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

            Mike Maroth anybody?

          • Infield Fly 5 years ago

            Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

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